|Ah, coffee, that wonderful elixir of life.
As adults, we need coffee to get us moving in the morning and to keep the momentum up throughout the day. But at this time of year many of us make resolutions to change things about ourselves that we don’t like.
In this attempt for self improvement many people decide to reduce or cut out their intake of caffeine. This of course means a reduction or, heaven forbid, the elimination of coffee from their diet.
Well, I’m here to share with you all the reasons that the consumption of caffeine and coffee in general is, in fact, a means of self improvement.
In fact this beverage can have a positive effect on our total being.
Look at it this way, caffeine is a stimulant and your body will develop a need for it. You may think this is a bad thing but its only bad if you deny your body this fuel.
If you have it, you’re great, but if you don’t, you get headaches, mood swings and you can’t sleep.
This may lead to you yelling at loved ones, slacking on your job and losing friends, I mean how is that self improvement!?! (There is some intended tongue in cheek here!)
Coffee is really good for you.
You should resolve to have more of it.
It is more complex than wine, cheaper than wine and if you have too much of it you aren’t going to be pulled over for drunk driving.
Did I mention that It has caffeine which is good for increased concentration?
It has antioxidants that are good for your heart.
I’m thinking that replacing one meal a day with a big cup of coffee and a big bowl of beans, you may never have heart problems again.
Unfortunately there are no studies that can back that up. There are studies that have shown that women who drink two to three cups a day are less prone to depression.
Of course if you really think about it, any body who drinks two to three cups of coffee a day is going to be less prone to depression, am I right?
There are studies that show that coffee may reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and prostrate cancer.
If you have resolved to reduce your caffeine intake you are looking at some serious health risks. (I really can not back that up either by the way!)
What’s really comforting to me as a coffee store professional is: Your reduction in coffee will reduce your ability to concentrate, then you will forget that you are trying to cut down on coffee and, the next thing you know, you’ll be at my shop buying a large caramel latte, and this whole beautiful cycle will begin anew.
All joking aside, we here at Just Love Coffee Roasters wish you a prosperous new year and we look forward to the opportunity to be your health, I mean, coffee provider of choice.